Warmer Temps and Rain Chances

Another cold night tonight for Alabama, however temperatures won’t be as cold as last night and Wednesday morning.
Temperatures will be mostly in the 30’s, with some upper 20’s in northeast sections and around 40 in the extreme southern areas.

Thursday looks to bring warmer temperatures with 60’s expected state wide. Increasing clouds will be likely during the afternoon hours, with rain chances moving in Thursday night.

Showers and thunderstorms are a good bet for Alabama Thursday night into early Friday as the first wave of rain moves through. Instability and upper-level dynamics do not support severe storms through early Friday.

On Friday afternoon, there should be a short time period of quiet weather before a merging of shortwave troughs to the west brings the next opportunity for thunderstorms Friday night into Saturday morning.

With the 2nd system, a little different environment is expected with the low-level wind shear diminishing while instability increases. We expect to see some discrete thunderstorm cells developing across the area with the potential for large hail and damaging winds the primary threat.

The severe storm prediction center has outlined a slight risk of severe weather for northwest Alabama on Friday. While no widespread severe weather outbreak is expected, we will be watching this system and provide additional updates.